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Manpower (1941)

 -  Drama  -  9 August 1941 (USA)
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Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay ... See full summary »

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Johnny Marshall
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Jumbo Wells
Frank McHugh ...
Omaha
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Dolly
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Smiley Quinn
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Eddie Adams
Walter Catlett ...
Sidney Whipple
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Scarlett
Lucia Carroll ...
Flo
Egon Brecher ...
Pop Duval
Cliff Clark ...
Cully
Joseph Crehan ...
Sweeney
Ben Welden ...
Al Hurst
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Storyline

Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall work on a road crew for the power company. In a freak accident Hank is injured and is promoted to foreman of the gang. One night Hank and Johnny meet Fay Duval in a clip joint, but tensions start to show in the road crew as rivally between Hank and Johnny increases. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Raft and Robinson are at the brawling point!

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9 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herzen in Flammen  »

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(Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While visiting his friend George Raft on the set, Bugsy Siegel was introduced to Virginia Hill. In the scene where Raft gets into a brawl with Barton MacLane, Hill appears as the hat-check girl to whom Raft gives a smashed chair as he leaves the nightclub. The brawl scene and Bugsy Siegel's first meeting with Virginia Hill on the gas station movie set are recreated in Bugsy (1991). See more »

Goofs

After Johnny bails Fay out of jail, they are seen walking together down a stairway at the police station. When they arrive at the first landing, as they turn and continue to descend the stairs, the shadow of the microphone boom can be seen on the wall behind them. See more »

Quotes

Hank 'Gimpy' McHenry: Johnny, what are you doing for supper tonight?
Johnny Marshall: Oh, nothing exciting.
Hank 'Gimpy' McHenry: Well, come on home with me.
Johnny Marshall: Nah, it's getting to be a habit.
Hank 'Gimpy' McHenry: What's the matter? Don't you like the food?
Johnny Marshall: Oh sure, I like it. But if I show up at your house this week for another meal, Fay'll wind up calling the cops. And after all, you're practically still on your honeymoon.
Hank 'Gimpy' McHenry: I'm only asking you for supper.
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Connections

Referenced in Navy Blues (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Chinatown, My Chinatown
(1906) (uncredited)
Music by Jean Schwartz
Lyrics by William Jerome
Played by the band at the Chinese restaurant and sung by Beal Wong
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Powerful cast. Powerful action. Powerful story.
25 May 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A very interesting movie directed by Raoul Walsh. Filmed in black and white is a plus especially for the scenes in the rain. Stormy atmosphere sets the mood for this story of competition, lust and love. Edward G. Robinson and George Raft work on a road crew for the power company. When they aren't trying to repair downed lines, they are vying for the attention of Marlene Dietrich. Robinson and Raft put their acting skills to the test. There is a very strong supporting cast that includes: Ward Bond, Frank McHugh and Alan Hale.

Note: During the filming of MANPOWER, Robinson and Raft had to be pulled apart several times scuffling over Dietrich.


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